Across the Northern Hemisphere, something is in the air. Gardeners are planting seeds. Dresses and skirts are getting shorter. As the first day of spring draws closer, Mother Nature turns her focus to the birds and the bees — and in Buncombe County, to the kittens. March to October is the feline breeding season, colloquially […]
“Our community is fortunate to have so many impactful groups working on behalf of animals, as the need for help is large in Western North Carolina.”
“I’m motivated every day by the incredible happiness that Brother Wolf brings into the lives of the animals we serve and the families whose lives are made whole by the companionship they find through adopting an animal.”
Starting Friday at 5 p.m., North Carolina will move into a modified stay-at-home order, requiring most people to remain in their homes from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily. All businesses will be required to close by 10 p.m.; all on-site alcohol consumption must end by 9 p.m.
Two new programs, High Intensity Parenting and Lifeline, will provide enhanced training and round-the-clock access to supportive resources for foster parents, including financial incentives.
Even as people resume small gatherings, they will be expected to maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet and follow public health guidance on sanitation and masks. The county’s cap on wedding and funeral attendance remains at 10 people, less than the state limit of 50.
Although multiple trucks of supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile have been delivered to other parts of North Carolina by the National Guard over the past week, according to state Director of Emergency Management Mike Sprayberry, county officials say they aren’t aware of any such deliveries to local health care workers.
“Primary to me, however, is that animals have an emotional life. They have as much right to be here as we do, and all are worthy of our compassion, not just the dogs at Brother Wolf.”
Over the last half-century or so, the nation’s relationship with our furry, four-legged friends has gradually shifted — particularly the way we deal with homeless dogs and cats. Local animal rescue personnel spoke with Xpress about the changes and challenges of operating a no-kill shelter.
“We choose to support Brother Wolf because of the value it brings to our community and the animals’ lives it saves.”
“There’s a major disconnect between volunteers and management at Brother Wolf Animal Rescue.”
As Brother Wolf founder Denise Bitz steps away from the organization that she formed 12 years ago, Leah Craig Fieser joins the organization as executive director. While Fieser maintains that the shift in leadership will steer Brother Wolf back to its original mission of rescuing local cats and dogs, questions remain regarding the development of the sanctuary property, financial transparency and the overall stability of the organization.
Women make up over half of the local nonprofit’s construction staff and work in roles that provide new construction, home repair, volunteer coordination and construction administration. Each year, the Women Build Advocacy Team — aka WomBATs — recruits female volunteers and raises funds. This year’s Women Build House will come together on May 7.
Sanctuary Brewing Co. hosts its fourth annual Puppy Bowl. Also: Super Bowl chili cook-off at Craft Centric Taproom & Bottle Shop; First Friday Fish Fry; and plenty more.
See who’s new in town, what’s happening in the local real estate market and how one Asheville-based company hopes to leverage its manufacturing business to help animals in shelters.
Local animal rescue organizations leave few stones unturned in their efforts to match homeless pets with loving families. How do adoption events fit into the mix?
“What touches me deeply is that those we heard from at the festival were vegans not only for health reasons or competitive athletics, but also for the animals.”
The Asheville VeganFest returns with three-days of festivities. Also: MANNA FoodBank hosts its 19th annual Blue Jean Ball, Mini-VegFest debuts, The Black Jar Honey Tasting returns and The Southern Kitchen and Bar closes.
As plant-based diets grow in popularity, vegans still field misconceptions on such topics as protein intake, athletic capacity and eating disorders. But what do local nutritionists say about a lifestyle that avoids animal products? In late January, Asheville internist Dr. Carly Brown hosted a public panel alongside Stepfanie Romine, Hendersonville health coach and co-author of The […]